TDSB Launches Online Exhibit: Radical Reform – Education and Society 1845-1945

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Check this out! From TDSB: Released Monday, May 08, 2017 Categories: News Releases

The Toronto District School Board is thrilled to launch Radical Reform: Education and Society 1845 – 1945, an online exhibit that features photos and historical information from our archives and illustrates education in Canada in its formative years.

With the support of the Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Programs, this project examines the development of the education system in Ontario from 1845 through 1945. The contributions of important and influential figures, including James Hughes, Hester How and Egerton Ryerson, are revealed while the social, political and artistic landscape is also considered.

You’re invited to travel through time to find the people, the stories and the advancements that make 1845 to 1945 a pivotal time in education.

Quick Facts
• The TDSB Museum and Archives, which was given the honourary name “Debwewin Wiigiwaam” (House where the Truth resides) is the largest public education collection in Canada. It contains over one million objects reflecting a range of media and practices, from natural history and archaeological objects, to photographic archives, paper-based archives, First and Second World War memorials, decorative arts and paintings, prints, sculpture, and drawings.

• The Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Programs, administered by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada, support the efforts of institutions to create engaging online content through strategic funding.

• To access the online exhibit, visit:
We’re so excited by this exhibition – through the Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Programs, some of the many stories of education between 1845 and 1945 will be shared with staff, students and our communities.”
— John Malloy, Director of Education

As a board, we are so fortunate to have this new virtual exhibit and to now offer students a new and engaging way to learn about the history of education in Ontario.”
— Robin Pilkey, Chair of the Board

The Radical Reform virtual museum exhibition is an exciting opportunity to increase student, staff and public access to the incredibly rich archives and museum collection of the TDSB. In order to move forward in the future, we need to understand the past. We hope that by using technology as a tool to communicate, this exhibition is a first step and will lead to future joint projects with stakeholders to promote public education in our province.”
— John Chasty, Superintendent of Education

This virtual exhibit provides a fabulous opportunity to bring part of the collection alive. By using technology in this way, we’re able to share our stories more widely and bring context to the social, the historical and the political landscape of the time. “
— Greg McKinnon, Manager/Archivist, TDSB Museum and Archives

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